Originally trained as a photographer, Raphan moved from Paris to London in 1997 to study music. While in the midst of his music degree he developed severe wrist and back pain which stopped him from playing and expressing himself through his chosen medium for almost a whole year.
After seeing many specialists and being introduced to various treatment modalities Raphan trained in massage therapy and later on in structural bodywork, notably with Tom Myers (author of the book Anatomy Trains). In order to better his posture and body awareness he also engaged in a daily practice of Pilates, this in turn fuelled a strong interest in hatha yoga that quickly led him to his first yoga teacher training in Canada.
Raphan now teaches dance, movement and somatic awareness internationally and in studios and performing arts schools within and around London.
Raphan is currently studying for a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choreography and enjoys the lessons and meditation found in boxing, dancing and all that is movement and health orientated.